The Russian Bear is still up to his old tricks of intimidation and oppression. The victim? The newly independent country of the Ukraine, which lies on the Black Sea, long considered by the Russians as their lake. We’re on the brink of war, and the Pentagon needs covert local intelligence. It’s a job for the nuclear hunter-killer submarine USS New York City.
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is intent on flooding into the Mediterranean to face the United States Sixth Fleet. USS NYC is the tripwire and first line of defense. For her weapons officer, Lieutenant Commander Nathan Blake, this is the patrol from hell. Ukraine’s secret weapon is young spy Yana Borisova. Nathan finds himself drawn into her fight, ashore in a foreign land and under the sea. But Yana has another agenda.
Standing alone against the Black Sea Fleet is one submarine, one man, and his vow: “They shall not pass”. Stand with Nathan onboard the USS New York City as he faces the Black Sea Horde.
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